Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater
Animal Close Encounters
It’s a pretty wild world out there – and we bring you the wonder of it. Meet animals daily – you never know who you’ll see. 12pm daily.
Discover Wild Wonders
Meet the animal ambassadors!
THE THREAT: Some of our animal ambassadors in the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater are from species that are threatened in the wild: bald eagles, Canada lynx, clouded leopard.
TAKE ACTION: The good news is that humans can help save animal species. We brought bald eagles back from the brink of extinction. We can save others.
Southern three-banded armadillos Vespa and Scooter welcomed a female pup into the world in late October, making them both first-time parents. The pup is the first healthy armadillo pup born at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in its 116-year history. “She is healthy and the perfect little replica of her parents,” said the zoo’s head … Continued
’Twas the month before Christmas and inside Kids’ Zone, The meerkats received a surprise of their own; A stocking was hung on the rock wall with care, But the one on the ground was a different affair! The keepers had filled it with fat mealworm treats – (a favorite food for all meerkats to eat) … Continued
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium staff are mourning the loss of Kirana, a female Sumatran tiger who died this morning after experiencing severe injuries during a breeding introduction as part of a plan to help save her endangered species. Six-year-old Kirana sustained life-threatening injuries from Raja, the zoo’s two-year-old male Sumatran tiger. A necropsy, or … Continued